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Health Career Scholarship Applications Available

The scholarship committee of the Middletown Regional Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for its 34th Annual Health Career Scholarship Program. The scholarships are available to employees and volunteers of Middletown Regional Hospital Health System (MRHS), employee's immediate family members and residents of the MRHS service area.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be currently enrolled in a health career program or be a high school senior who will be entering a health related field following graduation. The criteria for selection are: academic achievement, financial need and responsibility, character, motivation and maturity. Minimum grade point average requirement is 3.0.

Primary focus of the scholarships this year will be on students in Nursing, Laboratory (Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician), Imaging Services (Radiologic Tech, Sonography, MRI, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine), Therapies (PT, OT and Speech), Pharmacy and Respiratory Therapy. Pre-med students will also be considered.

More than $425,000 has been awarded since the scholarship's beginning in 1973. Last year, $18,500 was awarded to 14 students. Monies for these scholarships come from the Middletown Regional Hospital Auxiliary through the Hilltop Gift Shop, Memorial Fund, Thrift Shop, Flower Sale and other fundraisers.

The Auxiliary also administers the Joan Davies Scholarship and the Medical Staff Scholarship. The Joan Davies Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning a health care career. This award is funded by the Mid-Miami Healthcare Foundation to honor Joan Davies, a long-time member of the Auxiliary and a former member of the MRH Trustees. In addition, the medical staff of Middletown Regional Hospital provides a $2,000 scholarship that is awarded to a student in pre-med studies.

Learn more about the Auxiliary Scholarship Program.